Jose Mourinho’s return to Portugal comes just two days after he praised Paris St-Germain in an interview with French TV and said United would not be his last managerial job.
“You, the English media, you have the answer for that. One day, I’m going to sign a five-year contract for one billion pounds per season. The next day, I’m leaving for PSG. I think that’s the answer. Nothing is happening. I’m not signing a new five-year contract and I’m not leaving for PSG.”
The Manchester United boss will probably be asked about that, and also whether Marcos Rojo, who is yet to play this season as he recovers from knee surgery, or Luke Shaw, who has featured for only 45 minutes against Burton in the EFL Cup, might be involved.
Both were on the flight to Lisbon from Manchester yesterday.
Mourinho is asked if he has a message for the Portuguese people who have been caught up in the devastating wild fires which have spread over the country.
“It’s difficult to accept and live with this,” said Mourinho, who was born and managed in Portugal.
“What words can I add to the Portuguese people? The only thing I could say is that if I could exchange a football match result for the lives of people, and the terrible things that are happening, I would.
“Football loses meaning when things like this are happening. My deepest thoughts are with the people who have lost their lives and I send my strength to the people who are still struggling.”